WINTER SOLSTICE 2020
As we move into the shortest day of 2020 in the northern hemisphere and the Great Conjunction we will be Live Streaming to the Vision Train Station on Youtube which will be re-streamed to PORTL.com from 10 - 3pm PST on December 21st.
VISION TRAIN SCHEDULE
10am - 11am PST - Live Painting during the Great Conjunction
11am - 1pm PST - Toronto Visionary Art Exhibit interviews Chris Dyer
1pm - 3pm PST - The Longest Night - Winter Solstice Creative Death Café with Lisette Murphy (end LIVE stream)
3pm - 5pm PST - Open Studio
5pm - 8pm PST - Winter Solstice Eve with Carrie Ann Baade, Kathleen Schmieder & Amanda Sage
The great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn on December 21 will be the closest observable since 1226. This conjunction, also called the Christmas Star because the two planets appear as one, happens every 20 years but is not always visible in the sky for various reasons. Since the beginning of recorded history as told through temples like Stonehenge or the pyramids, humans have gathered in ceremony and celebration to mark the movement of celestial bodies. 2020 is no different except today we have the technology to connect these celebrations from sacred sites across the globe and create a shared coherence to mark the changing of ages.
*read more by Jacob Devaney on Medium
Toronto Visionary Art Exhibit
Opening of Exhibit and Interview with Chris Dyer
11am - 1pm PST / 2pm - 4pm EST
The opening ceremony of the @toronto.visionary.arts exhibit will take place on the Vision Train live stream. Chris Dyer will join the call around 2:22pm EST for an interview.
A virtual gallery will exhibit work from over 80 artists worldwide and will be accessible via this LINK
There is also a virtual world to socialize and watch performances in an interactive space called Bramble, where some vision train sessions will also be streamed during the week.
You can find more info and schedule HERE
The Longest Night: Winter Solstice Journey
with Lisette Murphy
1pm - 3pm PST / 4pm - 6pm EST
The Art of Dying Creative Death Cafe will celebrate the longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere with a special Winter Solstice vision-journey followed by a writing and art prompt that will resurrect our inner light from the year’s darkness and offer it forth to the coming year.
Bring paper and writing/drawing tools and a candle if available✨ Mama Muse @alecia_sacredheart will be beaming us into portl.com during our Art of Dying session to join a day of global meditations and will continue this flow with her own offering of grief and praise. ✨🙏🏼
"I couldn’t be more blessed than to join you all for this special day of conjoined communities, perspectives, intentions, minds and hearts".
- Lisette Murphy
Winter Solstice Eve Ceremony
with Carrie Ann Baade, Kathleen Schmieder and Amanda Sage
5 - 9pm PST / 8 - 11pm EST
Join us to meditate and celebrate upon the time of the season. We will reflect on life dormant beneath the soil and what new things will you bring to fruition when the planting season returns. In addition to our ceremony, we will engage in the planting of Light Trees in our studios.
This is a wonderful way to initiate and welcome the return of the light, bringing warmth and energy to our studio practice and our community.
To read up on our Light Tree Ceremony here are some notes